Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 – Day 2 Highlights

MWC 2018 – Day 2 Highlights Despite most major smartphones announcements being over, Day 2 at the MWC 2018 in Barcelona continued to remain interesting. Major highlights from the 2nd day include the big Zenfone 5 series launch from Asus, continued focus on the race for 5G, and NB-IoT deployments. Highlights from Day 2 are below: Asus launched the Zenfone 5 and 5Z that sport the notch…

Xiaomi Surpassed Samsung As The Leading Smartphone Brand in Q4 2017

India’s overall mobile phone shipments grew 37% and smartphone shipments grew 12% with feature phones growing an astonishing 55% during 4Q 2017. Despite India’s seasonal peak normally being pre-Diwali shipments in the third quarter, the market set a volume shipment record in the fourth quarter for the first time. This surprising annual growth can be attributed to higher demand for smartphones…

Our Most Popular Research in 2017

December 2017 Infographic: Q3-2017 | Mobile Market Monitor Global smartphone shipments grew a modest 5% YoY and 9% QoQ Top 10 smartphone brands contributed to three fourth of the total smartphone market Apple’s global sales increased by 3% annually driven by demand for older iPhone models Xiaomi once again emerged as the fastest growing smartphone brand, and grew by 84% YoY...Read…

Xiaomi Is Now the Fastest Growing Brand in the Fastest Growing Smartphone Market

India handset shipments reached an all-time high of over 84 Million for the first time ever driven by strong sell-in of both featurephones and smartphones. In terms of performance during the quarter, Smartphone shipments in India grew by 18% YoY while featurephone shipments declined by 4% YoY. Bulk of the growth was driven by online channels such as Flipkart’s Big Billion sale and Amazon’s…

2017 Spreadtrum Global Partner Conference highlights new strategy

Counterpoint attended Spreadtrum’s Global Partner Conference on August 15th. We’ve been tracking Spreadtrum for several years and this event helped to crystalize our views on how Spreadtrum’s recent developments are shaping its business strategy and potential. We can summarize the perspective by looking at: four market changes + two types of customers + two products + two key functions. Four…

Two in Three mobile users plan to upgrade to a new phone within the next twelve months

Indian Mobile Consumer Survey: Mobile phone replacement cycles are shortening with the advent of 4G networks, Jio the most preferred operator while Flipkart tops as a preferred online channel. San Diego, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul April 11th, 2017 Counterpoint Research announces key findings from its latest in-depth global consumer insights service spanning…

Bangladesh Smartphone Market Grew 20% Annually

Bangladesh Smartphone Market Grew 20% Annually New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Buenos Aires – Dec 2016 As per latest research from our Market Monitor program for Q3 2016 (Jul-Sep), Bangladesh mobile phone market declined 4% YoY for the first time. However, the smartphone sub-segment saw a strong 20% growth highlighting a rapid decline in feature phone demand (-10% YoY) during the…

Nokia Brand Relives

When I bought my first phone in 2004, the versatile Nokia 6600, it offered the glimpse of the future of handheld computing by the then leader in mobile phones. The Nokia brand was so deeply etched into the consumers' minds that it was as popular an "alternative term" for a mobile phones as "Xerox" has been for photocopiers. However, the touch UI, internet-first, apps based platform nicely…

Indonesia Smartphone Market Demand Recovers in Q2 2016

“Indonesia smartphone market grew 8% QoQ but still down 5% YoY as a result of “Make in Indonesia” push. Close to fifty brands are now competing for the market share in the third most populous country in Asia” According to the latest research from Counterpoint Research’s Market Monitor service for Q2 2016 (July-Sept), overall mobile phone market (smartphones + feature phones) in Indonesia grew…

MWC2016-Day 3 Highlights

Welcome to Counterpoint Research’s portal of key announcements from Mobile World Congress 2016. This portal provides crisp bites of the key announcements from MWC 2016 on smartphones, VR, AR, AI, wearable and many other related industries. Third day of Mobile World Congress has brought number of key announcements from Chipsets, Augmented Reality, Wearable and Smartphones industries. We will…

Russia Handset Market Q4 2015: Alcatel One Touch Jumps To Top Spot In Russia

According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor program, in Q4 2015 (Oct-Dec), Russia’s mobile phone market grew by 8% annually. The growth in the market resulted in significant shifts in the competitive environment during the quarter. The following are the key findings of the competitive environment in Russia during 4Q 2015:   Russia Mobile Phone Market 4Q 2015……

Q2 2015: Chinese Brands Dominate As Huawei Becomes The Third Largest Mobile Phone Brand Globally For the First Time

Counterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the global handset and smartphone market as few OEMs have already released their Q2 2015 (Apr-Jun) performances. Following are our preliminary market share and rankings according to our quarterly Market Monitor service. The key highlights of the quarterly performances so far include: Market: Global mobile phone…

Market Monitor : Handset & Smartphone Markets – Q4 2014

Counterpoint Research team of Analysts have completed preliminary sizing of the global handset and smartphone market as few OEMs have already released their Q4 2014 (Oct-Dec) performances. Following are our preliminary market share and rankings according to our quarterly Market Monitor service. The key highlights of the quarterly performances so far include: Market: Global mobile phone…

Amazon fire PHONE : All Smoke, No Fire?

Business Models. Ecosystems & Amazon We have talked  about how important is a robust sustainable business model to excel in this current mobile devices space, traditional way of competing on price and specs won't cut it. The battle has moved from hardware to software to services to ecosystem and then to ‘experiences’ to maintain stickiness. Ecosystem in this connected world means a platform…